River Inn of Harbor Town

Memphis, Tennessee

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 1103 reviews

The hotel

There’s definitely a European ambience to this AAA 4 diamond award winning hotel with its pine floors, 1800s fireplace, small libraries and sitting areas. You’ll be greeted with a complimentary glass of wine or champagne on arrival, showcasing some of that famous southern charm, and then shown to your very comfortable room, complete with 4-poster bed and walnut armoire! Once you’ve settled in, explore the delights the River Inn has to offer, including a fantastic rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Mississippi River. There are 3 dining options, Paulette's offering gourmet American cuisine with a French twist and fine wines overseen by an award-winning sommelier and the Terrace bar and restaurant serving small plates and hand crafted cocktails. For something more casual, head to Tug’s for a good range of comfort fare, including juicy hamburgers and gumbos packed with seafood. It also boasts a ‘place to meet’ bar, great for passing the time and perhaps picking up a few city tips with fellow guests and locals. At night, a complimentary glass of Port and chocolate truffles await you in your room, the perfect end to a perfect day!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated in the Harbor Town neighbourhood of Memphis, across from Greenbelt Park along the Mississippi River. The downtown trolley for exploring is one mile away with world-famous Beale Street a distance of 2 miles.

Hotel information

28 rooms on 4 floors in 2 buildings. All with 4-poster beds, air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Complimentary Port wine and chocolate truffles are served at turn-down. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. Most rooms have Mississippi River views.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with 1 king-size bed or 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Rooms are mostly corner rooms with Mississippi River views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Full American breakfast is included and served every morning at Paulette's (7:00am-10:00am). Paulette's Restaurant (fine dining). Tug’s Grill. The Terrace Bistro and bar, overlooking the Mississippi (handcrafted cocktails and selected wines, small plate gourmet food; open 5:00pm-9:00pm) and Little Bar. Concierge. Babysitting service* (on request). Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi. 24-hour room service*. 24-hour front desk. Complimentary parking.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 1103 reviews

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Feb 16, 2019 Larry M Atoka, Tennessee

I wanted something with a knock out for my Valentines present to my girlfriend. I booked dinner and Paulettes Restaurant on site and a room for the evening. Spectacular. Front desk helped me check in early so I could decorate the room prior to our arrival. My girlfriend was blown away with the dinner, room and turn-down service with… Read more
I wanted something with a knock out for my Valentines present to my girlfriend. I booked dinner and Paulettes Restaurant on site and a room for the evening. Spectacular. Front desk helped me check in early so I could decorate the room prior to our arrival. My girlfriend was blown away with the dinner, room and turn-down service with complimentary port wine nightcap. Absolutely amazing decor and first class operation. Read less
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Feb 16, 2019 MRKASHA

We stayed on 3rd floor and had a view of the River! We loved our stay, it was quiet, they offer you wine when you check in and a turn down service as well! Dinner and breakfast downstairs was amazing. Will definitely be back! Very clean, polite, helpful and well located!
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Feb 13, 2019 Carla H Manvel, Texas

My sister and I did a weekend staycation while visiting her in Memphis. Her clientele raved about the River Inn of Harbor Town so we decided to check it. This hotel front desk staff including manager were borderline racist... not friendly and welcoming at all. We were inconvenienced due to an electrical outage and nothing was done about it...
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Feb 12, 2019 901JamesBruno Memphis, Tennessee

The finest boutique luxury hotel in Memphis. For a special occasion, you must book one of the penthouse suites. There are only two that take up the entire top floor along with the wonderful Terrace restaurant and bar. These suites are very large with luxurious king size poster beds, oversized bathtubs in the bathroom and spectacular views. Also,… Read more
The finest boutique luxury hotel in Memphis. For a special occasion, you must book one of the penthouse suites. There are only two that take up the entire top floor along with the wonderful Terrace restaurant and bar. These suites are very large with luxurious king size poster beds, oversized bathtubs in the bathroom and spectacular views. Also, the service is top notch and the little town is so pleasant. Love it here! Read less
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Feb 11, 2019 cezek Birmingham, Alabama

My husband and I have just returned from a return trip to the River Inn. It is so nice to have found a consistently good hotel in Memphis. The staff is excellent-friendly and efficient. The accommodations are comfortable-great linens, incredible shower, robes and mini fridge provided, etc. The property restaurants are as consistent as the hotel… Read more
My husband and I have just returned from a return trip to the River Inn. It is so nice to have found a consistently good hotel in Memphis. The staff is excellent-friendly and efficient. The accommodations are comfortable-great linens, incredible shower, robes and mini fridge provided, etc. The property restaurants are as consistent as the hotel itself. Breakfast at Paulette's was delicious both mornings, and we had a great casual meal at Terrace. We used the pass to the fitness center right up the street and were very pleased with all they had to offer. Gobs of cardio machines as well as free weights, mats, etc. The hotel is convenient to Rhodes College and downtown. In the two years we have been visiting Memphis, I have not come across a better place to stay. Definitely looking forward to our next visit! Read less